Bright loops on cloudy days.

I managed to get a LOT of hooking done this past week.  The gift rug is about one-third finished!  I always thank my OCD when things like this happen.  My mantra is, “OCD is my friend!”  I need to hook that into a rug for my studio.

Vibrant colors are not my usual palette, so I was a bit surprised to find so many pieces of brightly colored wool in my stash.  I didn’t want to have to dye wool.  Dyeing. That’s another story.  These colors are definitely cheerful on these cold “spring” days.

I’m only showing partial photos of this rug in case the recipients are watching.  I’ll show the entire thing when it has been gifted. 

I have to start a super secret project that I’ve been putting off way too long.  I’ll have to keep that one under wraps, so I’ll start on a ferns and fiddleheads design that I drew up recently.  What would happen if I ran out of rugs to hook?  I hope I never find that out!

Many of us in the northeast are wondering whatever happened to spring this year.  We had a short, but intense, sleet storm the other day.  When it was over, I rescued some of the daffodils that had finally bloomed in our little cemetery and I’m enjoying them indoors.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in a colorful project to uplift one’s spirits.

  A sneak peek at the gift rug.

A sneak peek at the gift rug.

  Hello.... 

Hello.... 

  These bright wools make me happy.

These bright wools make me happy.